Scoop! ‘Shield’ Alum Cast As ‘Law & Order: LA’ Legal Eagle

by | September 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM | Casting News, Fall TV Preview 2010, Law & Order: LA, TV News

Catherine Dent (Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

Catherine Dent (Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

Catherine Dent, who on ‘The Shield‘ played Officer Danni Sofer, is trying her hand at the other side of the criminal justice system with a role on NBC’s new ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles.’

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Dent will guest-star in an early episode of the new NBC series as Sarah Widmer, a defense attorney who likely will butt heads with the detectives and DAs played by Skeet Ulrich, Corey Stoll, Wanda De Jesus, Alfred Molina, Terrence Howard and Regina Hall.

Ever since FX’s acclaimed ‘The Shield’ wrapped its run in 2008, Dent has kept busy with guest-starring roles on such series as ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘The Closer.’ Most recently, the actress took part in a bit of a “Barn” reunion on Fox’s ‘Lie To Me,’ which at the time was exec-produced by ‘Shield’ creator Shawn Ryan.

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‘Law & Order: LA’ premieres on Wednesday, September 29, at 10/9c.

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